CRUCIFIED BARBARA


"In Distortion We Trust" (Liquor and Poker; 2006)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

The wonderfully entitled "In Distortion We Trust" is a kick ass rock'n'roll album, loaded with crashing guitars, sneering attitude and outrageous content. You can't help but love every minute of it.

A cross between the classic Runaways / Joan Jett sound and the heavier Motorhead, "In Distortion We Trust" never rests on its laurels. Beginning with Track #1, "Play Me Hard," and running through the final track, a killer cover of Motorhead's "Killed By Death," this CD rocks consistently and thunderously. The guitars are harsh and heavy, the leads ripping, and the rhythm section tight as ... well, as a drum. Vocalist Mia Coldheart sounds a lot like Jett, just a little more extreme, and that works just fine.

Lyrically, most of the songs deal with the joys and sorrows of being a bad girl. Always good fodder for rock'n'roll.

My favorite tracks were "Losing the Game," with its blistering guitar leads, the crushing "Motherfucker," the punk-ish "Rock'Roll Bachelor" and "Bad Hangover." 

I've gone out of my way (until now, I guess) not to mention the fact that Crucified Barbara is an all female band because this CD stands on its own. "In Distortion We Trust" is a great rock record no matter how you look at it, even if the view is a little easier on the eyes than most.

Crucified Barbara: Nikki Wicked - drums; Ida Evileye - bass; Klara Force - guitars; Mia Coldheart - vocals.

For more information, check out http://www.crucifiedbarbara.com.


Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

 


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